In The VIP Chair: Black Label Salon 25, NYC Salon Review

In The VIP Chair salon reviews

Spring had finally hit NYC, well for a day at least, and I was so happy to don my pair of DVF sandals as I headed for a massage and facial at a luxurious day spa on Wall street. There was only one problem with this – my feet were not sandal ready. Now I know what you are thinking, how can the publisher for not have picture perfect feet? ‘Peace no judgment’ my poor little footsies have been held hostage in boots for the past 5 months thanks to the worst winter on record.

So here I was about to have an indulgent massage/facial and all I could think about was how horrendous my toes looked. What’s a girl to do? Head to the closest nail salon of course to have ‘the situation’ rectified.

I walked through the doors of BlackLabel Salon 25 and was immediately immersed in the luxurious and relaxing vibe of the vast open space. My nail technician escorted me to a private pedi room and offered me a deluxe pedicure menu. They had everything from an organic green tea pedicure that offered a soothing green tea soak and hydrating mask for a cool $70, or you could try the ginseng and honey pedicure for $100, that included a milk soak, ginseng and honey scrub, mask and a 20 minute reflexology massage. They also had farmhouse fresh pedicures on the menu that incorporated clever ideas such as a vodkatini for your feet. Due to time constraints I settled for a simple spa pedicure. My nail technician was brilliant! She was meticulous about buffing the winter blues from my feet, she was friendly and engaging, and polished my feet to perfection. I was so impressed with how my feet looked that I decided to have a manicure as well –“why not, I deserve it?” I told myself.

Overall this salon was impressive (finally I hear you all say). It was clean, used individually wrapped sanitized products, and luxurious and relaxing. I could have stayed there all afternoon but remembered I had a massage and facial appointment to get too. Oh it’s a tough life.

Until next time,


Black Label Salon 25 – 43 Exchange Place, New York NY
Ambience: Vast open space, relaxing music, softly spoken nail technicians – I was so relaxed I almost started snoring in the chair
Cleanliness of salon: Clean and spacious, used individually wrapped sanitized products, gave each customer their own disposable flip flops
Polish: ‘Cajun Shrimp’ – OPI Retails $7-10 (love this red/orange tone)
Polish job & chip factor: Fabulous polish job, slight chip after 5 days
Brands they stock: OPI, Essie, China Glaze, and CND
Color range: Vast color range, however they didn’t have the latest spring collection
Customer engagement: Friendly, professional and engaging
Price range: Basic mani: $15 and pedi: $35. No specials on a mani/pedi combination. They have a specialized pedicure menu that ranges from $65 – $100. Their deluxe mani is $35 – $45

Ruth Shelling

As the Publisher for, Ruth has 20-years of media, marketing, and sales experience. Currently, she writes the quirky and funny column In the VIP Chair with Ruth Shelling that is all about the crazy salon experiences she has throughout Manhattan and New Jersey.

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